Below, author Opemipo Elizabeth Omosa shares not only the benefits of curling up to a good book, but also reveals her top 10 page turning, uplifting reads from the Reclaim library. Enjoy! The benefits of reading is inexhaustible! If you weren’t sure of the benefits of reading take a glimpse below: Improves brain connectivity Increases your vocabulary and comprehension Empowers you to empathize with other people Aids in sleep readiness Reduces stress Lowers blood pressure and heart rate Fights depression symptoms Prevents cognitive decline as you age …..and so much more READING THREE.png “..Readers are leaders…” Let us present to you our top 10 uplifting reads for 2021. 1. The happiness project by Gretchen Rubin: “For those who generally loathe the self-help genre, Rubin’s book is a breath of peppermint-scented air. Well-researched and sharply written. . . . Rubin takes an orderly, methodical approach to forging her path to a happier state of mind.” – Kim Crow, Cleveland Plain Dealer GRETCHEN RUBEN.png 2. An intentional life by Karen Scott: “Imagine you’re journeying through this book with a trusted friend as your heart engages these pages. I trust Karen Stott with my own heart, and because of that I can confidently trust her with yours…mostly because I know she is trusting all of us to Jesus along the way.” – Logan Wolfram, author of Curious Faith 3. “Do nothing: How to break away from overworking, overdoing, and under living by Celeste Headlee: “Despite working harder than ever, people have never been more depressed, anxious, and unhappy. Without a doubt, our modern way of life is not working. It’s killing us. But what is to be done? With intelligence and compassion, Headlee presents realistic solutions for how we can reclaim our health and our humanity from a technological revolution that seems hell-bent on destroying both. I’m so grateful to have read this book. It delivers on its promise of a better life.” - Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat Pray Love 4. Be unapologetically you - A self-love guide for women of color by Adeline bird: “As a woman of color, you think you are at the bottom of the pile but your position is unique and your differences are not your weakness, they are your strength. Once you own that, you can be unstoppable.” – Amazon 5. A year of positive thinking by Cyndie Spiegel: “I deeply love Cyndie’s message and style―she’s taught me to say yes more, to say no more, and to ask for what I want. Her new book, A Year of Positive Thinking, provides a lovely, inspiring, and always spot-on daily reminder that you are enough. Get ready to say, ‘Oh, I needed to hear this today’…365 times.” - Rachel Miller, Senior Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed 6. How to stop feeling like sh*t- 17 habits that are holding you back from happiness by Andrea Owen: “Fearlessly tells it like it is, offering its readers no-nonsense and insightful advice to help them get over their crap and wake up to their brilliance.” – Jen Sincero, bestselling author of You Are a Badass HOW TO STOP FEELING LIKE SHIT.png 7. You do you- How to be who you are and use what you've got to get what you want by Sarah Knight: “Hilarious, irreverent, and no-nonsense… You Do You is all about being yourself, putting your happiness first, rejecting any social contracts that aren’t working for you, and living life from your place of power. Go get it, girl.” – Bustle HOW TO BE WHO YOU ARE.png 8. Your next level life by Karen Arrington; “This book is a must-read for every woman out there, regardless of age. The ins and outs of self-care, handling your money, and living your best life is what Karen covers and this book is so inspiring.” – Ask Away YOUR NEXT LEVEL LIFE.png 9. Maybe it's you - Cut the crap, face your fears, live your life by Lauren Handel Zander; “Change takes work! I’m so glad that there is a book that doesn’t sugarcoat anything…. This book is only for people who are ready for change and to face everything holding them back. You’re not alone; I’m on the journey too!” ― Michelle Williams, Destiny’s Child MAYBE ITS YOU.png 10. Mastering your mean girl by Melissa Ambrosini: “Mastering Your Mean Girl will set hearts on fire and light up people’s minds with positivity and inspiration.” — Lisa Messenger, editor of The Collective MASTERING YOUR MEAN GIRL.png There it is ladies, our top 10 reads for the year 2021. We hope you enjoy reading them and learn a thing or ten! READING ONE.jpg Happy Reading. opemipo.jpg About the author:Opemipo is a contemporary fiction writer, podcaster and entrepreneur. When she is not creating stories about fictional characters, you will see her reading a cozy mystery or romance novel while enjoying yoghurt. You can reach out to her on Instagram @opywrites
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